Roberta Chinsky Matuson
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It’s Time To Get Your Head Out Of The Sand

denialThis morning I had a conversation with a young woman who was responsible for two significant areas of HR in her organization, yet had no authority to make any changes. How would you like to be that person? She shared with me that she was struggling to fill a revenue producing position in her organization and asked for my advice. I gently pointed out to her that the solution was out of her pay grade as she didn’t have the authority to improve the company’s employment brand, nor could she increase the rather insignificant employee referral bonus.

So here you are, the CEO or business owner of this organization and you are wondering why revenues are flat or declining. You can’t understand why people aren’t lining up at the door to work at your organization and why people are leaving. It’s time to get your head out of the sand and grab a dose of reality.

If you want the job done right then hire people with experience and give them the authority to do their jobs. I’m all for giving people a chance to grow in their jobs, but not at the expense of your organization. If you want to groom people, then at least provide them with an internal or external resource that can help accelerate their ability to give you the results you expect.

Ask questions and then demand action. I recently encountered a senior member of a leadership team who spent hours telling me what was wrong with her organization, yet didn’t spend a minute telling me what she was going to do to fix things. She’s a VP for goodness sake. It’s her job to fix things. If someone like this is working for you, then it’s your job to do something about it. Otherwise you’ll wind up just like her.

Invest in online presence. You have less than 30 seconds to make a good impression with a prospective candidate. Sorry, but a picture of your two-story building on your career page isn’t going to strike a chord with most job seekers. In fact, it may very well repel them. Wow me people! Don’t know how. No problem. I do so give me a call.

Develop your leaders. You know you have them. They are in every company. Poor leaders. Most don’t aspire to be crappy. It just happens because no one has taken the time to invest in them and to work with them so they can improve their leadership style.

I’ll make you a deal. Invest $499 and in two days I will transform your people into magnetic leaders. Here’s how to get started:


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